There are numerous documented cases in the scientific literature of individuals who used denture adhesives containing zinc and subsequently developed a similar pattern of neurological problems
Batesville, Ark. (PRWEB) July 28, 2010
A new scientific case study that documents the debilitating neurological consequences from one woman's repeated use of denture adhesive products that contained zinc has been posted for free download at the Web site of Belew & Bell.
The new research report, "Hematologic and Neurologic Consequences from Chronic Use of Denture Adhesive," was co-authored by Jimmie L. Valentine, Ph.D., Stacy A. Rudnicki, M.D. and Paulette Mehta, M.D. The authors are all highly regarded medical professionals in Arkansas.
The case study documents the experience of a woman who used denture cream products containing zinc for approximately 20 years. The woman visited her primary care physician with complaints of fatigue and general malaise. A series of blood tests ultimately identified copper deficiency, which unfortunately led to the onset of neuropathy and a dramatic progression of debilitating neurological consequences.
"There are numerous documented cases in the scientific literature of individuals who used denture adhesives containing zinc and subsequently developed a similar pattern of neurological problems," said John M. Belew, founding partner of Belew & Bell and a highly regarded products liability attorney. "Anyone who has used one of these products with frequency needs to be aware of the growing body of scientific evidence regarding the health risks so they can be better informed about how to protect their legal rights."
According to Belew, in early 2010, GlaxoSmithKline said it would remove zinc from its denture cream products, acknowledging that it had become aware of potential health problems associated with the long-term use of its zinc-containing Poligrip brand of denture adhesive products. However, Procter & Gamble's Fixodent brand of denture cream products remain on the market, despite lawsuits alleging that use of Fixodent denture cream has led to disabling neurological damage.
Belew & Bell has more than 70 years of experience representing victims of personal injury, combining its vast legal experience with the necessary skills to prepare every case for trial. The firm focuses on the following areas of practice, which include fraud claims to recover financial injuries caused by bad faith and fraudulent insurance practices; catastrophic truck injuries; medical malpractice; products liability; and labor and employment. For more information, please call toll-free 888.896.0299 or go to http://www.belewandbell.com.
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